Symbol Formation

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Psychology Press, Jan 14, 2014 - Psychology - 530 pages
First published in 1984. The authors’ basic aim in this volume has been to set forth a certain perspective on psychological phenomena and to show how this perspective enables one to order and integrate data on symbolization and language behavior—data obtained by a variety of methods and garnered from domains that are too often treated in isolation from each other.


The Organismic Basis of Symbol Formation
General Nature of Developmental Changes in the Symbolic Process
On the Nature of Language as an Autonomous Medium
Precursors and Early Stages of Denotative Reference
Precursors and Early Stages of MotorGestural Depiction
Precursors and Early Stages of Vocal Depiction
A Brief Theoretical
Primitivized Handling of the Linguistic Medium in Pathological
Linguistic Characterization of Objects in External versus Inner Speech
Inner and External Speech in Schizophrenics as Compared with
On the Ontogenesis of Symbolic Representation under Different
Experimental Studies on Symbolization in Nonphonic Media
Nonverbal Linear Naming in Schizophrenia
The Representation of Simple Statements in a Nonverbal Medium
The Expression of Time in Nonverbal Media of Representation

Development towards an Autonomous Linguistic Medium
Early Stages in the Development of Predicative Sentences
Early Stages in the Linguistic Expression of Relations Between
Later Developments Toward Autonomy of the Linguistic Medium
The Primordial Handling of the Linguistic Medium in Special States
Handling of Linguistic Forms in Dreams
The Representation of Relations between Thoughts in Nonverbal
On Linguistic Parallels to Nonverbal Linear Representation

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Heinz Werner, Bernard Kaplan both Clark University.

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